Johnny Cash's Fans Turn His Tennessee Farm Into A Museum
Johnny Cash, the legendary "Man in Black," entertained the world for decades. He recorded memorable country songs such as "I Walk the Line," "Ring of Fire, "A Boy Named Sue," and more. After many years after his passing, the late icon is still remembered. Those wishing to learn a little more about Johnny Cash aren't limited to reading biographies about him. His home is soon to become a museum. Fans can visit, pay their respects, and learn about the famous singer.
The Storytellers Museum and Cash Hideaway Farm in Bon Aqua, TN once called the location his "sanctuary." The singer likely enjoyed relaxing here when not touring or recording. He probably thought about new songs while calming his mind in the quiet area. Cash didn't use the locale to get away from the music industry completely. He would perform concerts dubbed "Saturday Night in Hickman County" events on a weekly basis. These concerts were special gifts to the locals. Cash was always a kind and giving man.
After Cash's passing, the farm fell into a state of neglect. It appeared Cash's legendary homestead was doomed to be torn down. In 2015, Brian and Sally Oxley purchased the land for nearly $900,000. Both are, of course, long-time fans of the singer. They took it upon themselves to restore the farm to its original glory. They were successful with their efforts. Eventually, the Oxley's connected with Johnny Cash's surviving family members to turn the home into a museum.
Many interesting artifacts appear on display at the museum. Handwritten notes -- long thought lost -- are on display for everyone to see. To see everything though, you must visit. Perhaps a trip to Johnny Cash's home is in your future plans?
It is such an inspiring idea to keep the memory of Johny Cash. Why not inspire others by letting them know about what's happening?